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Top Israeli court ruling forces Netanyahu to sack ally

The Supreme Court left Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu little choice but to fire his longtime ally Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.
Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with Knesset member Aryeh Deri of the Shas party during a session to elect the new speaker of the assembly at its Plenum Hall, Jerusalem, Dec. 13, 2022.

Israel’s Attorney General Gali Baharav-Miara instructed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to fire Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.

Her instruction followed a Supreme Court ruling the day before, disqualifying the appointment of Deri because of his prior convictions of fraud and breach of trust.

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